Let’s not call love blind, for if it was, how do you explain the beautiful phrases and rhymes written about it? Did you know, ‘love’ is searched for more often than ‘hate’ on the web? Did you know, there are books upon books upon sites full of lovely-little-somethings that have been said by those in love? Time to know more than ‘all is fair in love and war’! Here are 8 beautiful phrases about love that we have collected for you, to read and perhaps re-use. (PS – Don’t forget to give the credit where it’s due. We mean their authors, of course!)
8. “You know you’r in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
Yes indeed! Many a man has spent his nights looking at the fan and many a woman has counted the stars shining outside in the middle of the night. The reality of love is so beautiful it seems, it can make you not want to close those eyes, even to sleep. Plus, when your dream girl is your girl and no more a dream alone, the beauty of the waking reality surpasses the stuff that dreams are made of. And who could have put it better than Dr. Seuss himself!
7. “One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”
It’s not a mere coincidence that more of us have read Paulo Coelho than our school curriculum books. After all, look at the simple profundity of the above statement. We agree! Your hyperventilating mother and father may not understand this when you suddenly get her home one day and declare your love in just so many words. Well, on second thoughts, neither will your beloved who is looking for some flattery. However, if you really think hard, do you see the need for listing out reasons for loving someone? Coelho does it again!
6. “Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.”
Full marks to Baldwin for making this list less mushy and more real, even it was below the belt all too suddenly. So, according to him, love is not what Day 1 makes you feel it is. As you go up the stairs into the pink clouds there are many battles to be fought and wars to be won. The silver lining in the pink cloud? Love makes you grow-up. And we see it that is something most of us are forgetting to do these days. Thank you, Love. May more and more fall in love and grow-up in love too. Hey, that’s a filmy tag-line is it not?
5. “Love is a better master than duty.”
This is, perhaps, the only formula of Einstein’s that we can understand without opening a Champion Guide. Look at us nodding our heads in vigorous unison. The man sending love-filled messages to his new girlfriend at 1 am agrees, even as he tries his best to not sleep. Such dedication for duty at work instead? No, please! And if by any chance we call love ‘the master’ many a husband will agree, as he sits in the jewellery buying a ring for their ‘first-shared-ice cream’ anniversary. But then, this is just our interpretation of Einstein’s theory, derived from our lives and thus proved. What’s yours?
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4. “Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.”
Isn’t that lovely? Ironic that these are the most poetic lines written by a man who wanted to banish all poets from The Republic. Just like those who wish to sing will always find a song to sing, those who want to love will find someone to fall in love with. And you know as well as we do, how love can create poetry out of the most mute, even Mr. Anonymous sitting on Facebook. However, we do hope we read dear Plato right.
3. “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”
(William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
Now that makes sense. And gives a whole new meaning to ‘Love is blind’ doesn’t it? Shakespeare, tell us in this lovely quote from one of his plays how falling is love the meeting to two minds and how for that reason alone, Cupid does not need his eyes. Well, since Shakespeare never got it wrong, it is proven beyond doubt that what Bollywood would have you believe – the first look-slow motion phenomenon – is all wrong. Love looks not from the eyes, but from the mind. Mind it!
2. “Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.”
With unsurpassable simplicity of thought and words, Dickens seems to have been taken to heart by most of us here. We just cannot stop talking to those we love. Cellular companies are making gold, android chat apps are a dime-a-dozen and even pigeons were not left alone once upon a time. What he is really trying to say? Communicate your mind – the truth, the lies, the good, the ugly, the sad and the happiest – to those you chose to fall in love with. Now, who can disagree with that!
1. “You are like nobody since I love you.”
Two explanations come to mind. One, you are special, and that’s why I love you. Or two, my love for you makes you special and like nobody around. Quite a concoction of words, this! We will leave you to enjoy this on your own. Remember, if quoting it, there will always remain a flip side to it.